Temporary Good-bye to L.A. Friends- I’ve been told by ZQ and Tia that being supportive of the writer’s strike means I can’t watch any more online episodes. Currently this is the only way I’m able to get my TV so I’m effectively cut off from all my shows if I want to be supportive. Sniff! Since many of the L.A. livejournals I read discuss TV I think I’m going to take a break from them while the strike is on. That way I can remain spoiler-free until I’m able to catch up in some writer-friendly way and still be supportive of my writer friends. I sure hope the strike is short because I’ll miss all my L.A. friends!
1) Overnight chaperone at the daughterling’s Outdoor Education trip- They stayed at the same place I did for my own sixth grade outdoor ed. Looks just the same, except now it seems smaller. 😉 Best part was telling her cabin my “Dr. P” bedtime stories.
2) Dinner with my dad, brother, and family
3) Thanksgiving Meal- Our second year at home with just the immediate family (plus my brother this year.) Relaxing and low-key. “Cal” made the apple pie, daughterling “Ruth” the pumpkin pie, Martin made the chicken or the “churkey,” — as we liked to call it– and I made the mashed potatoes and veggies.
Fiction Books Finished:
*** Clementine, by Sara Pennypecker
Non-Fiction Books Finished:
**** The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner
Unfinished Books: (Seem to be reading lots of books all at once)
Dreams Underfoot, by Charles DeLint
A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
Literacy in America, by Edward &Elaine Gordon
*** Singing in the Rain
Listened To Music By:
Tori Amos, Cat Power, Foo Fighters, The Pixies, P.J. Harvey, Spoon
1 Sub Day Sampler – 2 hours in K, 1st, and 2nd grade classes
3 days – Art Teacher: Loved this gig! I got to “read” the book Tuesday, by
David Wiesner—kind of like a kid friendly X-Files episode as a picture book. We discussed surrealism and afterwards listened to instrumental music from my music player while they made their own dreamlike-surreal pictures.
1 day – Ms. P’s 2nd grade class
**** Pushing Daisies- My current favorite show. So clever, fresh, and fun. Crave pie when I watch though.
**** Supernatural- Last episode was dark and angsty – just the way I like them.
*** Chuck – I was really starting to like this show. The season arc was building nicely, plus two episodes of Rachel Bilson, aka Summer Roberts.
*** Dark Angel- Still an awfully fun way to practice French and Spanish. Thank goodness this is on DVD and not online. At least I still have one show left.